A career in the health and care sector can be hugely rewarding with lots of opportunities and roles available! The NHS is the largest public sector employer in the UK, so there are always jobs available across a variety of roles, and a health and care qualification is a great stepping stone towards a career in the NHS.
Gaining a Health and Care qualification from Middlesbrough College can open lots of doors and lead to many opportunities. Just take a look at where some of our past students have ended up!
Danielle Abbott – Forensic Psychology
Previous student Danielle Abbott is currently working towards a degree in forensic psychology after gaining a Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care qualification at Middlesbrough College. The course taught her key transferable skills, such as presenting and speaking in front of an audience, which has helped her at university.
Danielle would eventually like to work in a prison as a counsellor, which can be a very rewarding job for those who love to help others. Prison counsellors play a key role in supporting those in custody or those who have been recently released from custody.
Danielle said, “I would recommend studying the health and social care course to anyone as it can take you in many directions; it opens a lot of doors to different areas of work.”
Carl Onwochei – Biomedical Scientist
Previous student Carl studied a BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies with us, which has since been changed to the Level 3 Health and Care qualification. He then went on to gain a degree at a Russel Group University and trained as a registered adult nurse at the University of Leeds. Carl progressed his career even further by training as a biomedical scientist at the University of Sunderland, and afterwards he moved to Wales and specialised in infection science.
Biomedical scientists carry out a range of tests to help clinicians diagnose and treat diseases, they also evaluate the effectiveness of various treatments. Specialising in infection science means looking at different types of viruses and measuring the effectiveness of vaccines. However, Carl’s ultimate career ambition is to become a Consultant Clinical Scientist, which requires years of experience because they oversee disease diagnosis and guide other healthcare staff.
Carl said, “I credit Middlesbrough College with many good things that have happened in my career and would recommend the College to anybody wanting to take an academic or vocational course.”
Sydney Bradley – Paramedic Practice
Previous student Sydney studied her Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification at Middlesbrough College, which helped her to secure a place on a paramedic practise course at University. She eventually wants to specialise in trauma and gain international experience in her field.
Paramedics are first responders in the medical field and are trained to give emergency medical care to patients outside of a hospital setting. They are also responsible for transporting the patient to the nearest available hospital and caring for that patient in transit. Paramedics play a vital role in the healthcare system, often delivering life saving emergency treatment.
Sydney said: “I really enjoyed studying at Middlesbrough College. I felt well prepared for my next step in education and would definitely recommend the course. All the lecturers go above and beyond to help you prepare for University and the course allowed me to expand my knowledge on a variety of topics.”
Kara Sykes – Community Care
Previous student Kara studied with us at Middlesbrough College and received a Level 3 Health and Social Care Extended Diploma. She loved learning at the College so much that she stayed with us to get her Certificate of Higher Education in Health, Wellbeing, and Social Care.
She went on to work in community care, which involves caring for vulnerable people in their own home. She eventually wants to continue her studies to become a nurse, which is a very rewarding career, and they play a vital role within the NHS. Although there are various strands of nursing, all nurses are tasked with delivering the best care possible to their patients, managing patient records, and assisting other healthcare professionals in their roles.
Kara said, “I would recommend studying at Middlesbrough College, all the staff are friendly and treat you with respect.”
Rachel Kearton – Social Care
Another student who decided to continue their studies with us is Rachel. She originally gained her Level 3 Health and social Care qualification with us and then moved onto the BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing, and Social Care degree course.
Rachel hopes that her time spent at Middlesbrough College will help her achieve her goal of becoming a qualified social worker. Social workers work with a wide range of people from the elderly to people with learning difficulties to drug and alcohol abusers. It is their responsibility to suggest and manage the best course of action in each individual case.
Rachel said, “All the teachers were there to help me with any issues and the teaching is outstanding.”
We are so proud of all our students, past and present!
If you’re considering a health and care course at Middlesbrough College, what are you waiting for? Find out more about our courses and apply online today